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From: PJMONES@aol.com
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 13:47:20 EDT

I did not make it to Stafford Springs, CT. either. I listened to the weather 
forecast the night before and knew it did not look good.  I hate going to 
swap meets in the rain (and snow) because the vendors cover everything up in 
plastic.  Even with clear plastic its hard to see what's under them when they 
are wet and fogged over.

By the way, don't forget about the Northeast Chevy/GMC Truck Swap Meet at 
Wendell State Forest, MA. on May 14th. Hopefully the weather will be good.
'53 - 3600
"Ole Betsy"

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Had I known that there would be so many venders that would show 
up in that kind of weather, I would have gone... But I went to one 
last year that was held at the Waterford Speedbowl race track and 
they only had 20 venders show up due to bad weather and they still 
charged $10 to get in... I paid it but was unhappy that there were 
so few venders and after looking at their wares didn't buy anything 
anyway. So I said I am not gonna get trapped in that situation again 
and decided not to go this time... The venders there were set up 
on the track so I didn't have to deal with the mud...Had I known that 
there was mud involved I would not have gone either. So I stayed home 
and finished building our race car engine and fired it up... Season 
started this week, qualifying took place Saturday, but the features 
were rained out... so we  will be ready for next week. Hopefully take 
a provisional as we missed the qualifying on Saturday. I really 
needed to get some stuff but didn't think it would take place SOoooo
I will have to make do otherwise. Sorry I missed you guys, sorry for 
the weather, Maybe next time.

51-3100 AD Stocker

> From:          "Ole Trucks" <hollisbsa@hotmail.com>
> To:            oletrucks@autox.team.net
> Subject:       [oletrucks] swap meet in STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT (results?)
> Date:          Mon, 10 Apr 2000 09:56:05 EDT
> Reply-to:      "Ole Trucks" <hollisbsa@hotmail.com>

> Well, I went to my first swap meet since I got my 46.  Driving 2 hours in 
> the rain I knew it had to stop when I got there.  WRONG.  It was in Silver 
> Springs (Stafford Springs),CT.  It looked to me to have about 200 vendors.  
>It was at a 
> racetrack and the full hot top track was covered with about 8 isles on the 
> mud infield. And some vendors were on the outside and in the "bull pen" 
> area.  A lot of the vendors had their items covered with tarps so I had no 
> idea what they were trying to sell.  It had rain all night the ground was 
> soaked and all of the infield isles were mud.  So when you stepped you 
> sucked out the water with a loud slurp sound.  I thought I was going to have 
> my boot pulled off a few times.  This is not what I expected.  There was 
> lots of car stuff but also a lot of other "yard sale" stuff - I only saw 3 
> sinks.
> As for what I was looking for - I saw one hubcap (41-46) on a 53 truck but 
> they would not sell it.  This was the only piece that I was able to locate 
> at the whole meet.  I did buy a new 4 1/2" grinder a sheet medal pound out 
> kit and a few other new electrical items for $30.00.
> Well it keep getting colder and then the rain turned to snow.  At about 11 
> AM, a lot of the vendors were packing up.  I was out of there at noon and 
> there were about 50 people waiting in line to get in.  On the way out I saw 
> a 54 GMC 1/2 ton - in great condition.  The guy just sold it for $3600.  I 
> kept an eye out of the others on the list with no luck.  Did any of you make 
> it to this event?
> Jim House
> 46 1/2 Chevy
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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